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The Stonewall Inn

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53 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014 40.733728 -74.002124
nr. Seventh Ave. South  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-488-2705 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Billiards, Classic NY, DJ, Game Nights, Gay Bar, Karaoke Nights, Lesbian Bar, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Nightclub, Private Party Space, Singles Scene
Photo by Lauren Klain Carton

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Daily, 2pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 2pm-8pm; two-for-one well, wine and beer

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


The Stonewall Inn was the site of the summer of ’69 Stonewall riots, the infamous gay-rights demonstrations against a “Public Morals” police raid. Now nestled between a pet store and a head shop, it’s been redone a fair bit since gay activists barricaded the police inside using an uprooted parking meter. The legend, however, lives on, with historic photos from the riots hanging amid the flat-screens that sometimes show soft-core porn. The downstairs combines new and old as well, with classic wood paneling offsetting an entirely mirrored wall, and red-lit side room with cozy seating for more, uh, intimate encounters. The upstairs offers a bar mitzvah vibe, complete with multicolored flashing lights, a disco ball, velour curtains, leopard-print seating and, of course, a stage—though there’s probably more nudity than your average Jewish coming-of-age ritual. Monday-night bingo is called by a bevy of decked-out drag queens.

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